While is true that “The Mandalorian“It was mainly about the adventures of Mando and Grogu, popularly baptized as Baby Yoda, there is no doubt that the appearance of Ahsoka Tano was one of the most pleasant surprises for all fans of the franchise of Star Wars, a character as legendary as Luke Skywalker himself.
However, while old fans of the franchise automatically recognized it, new fans of “The MandalorianThey were a bit confused by his appearance. After all, the series featured many characters from the movies, but still did not neglect the main story of This Djarin Y Yellow.
The first thing you need to know about Ahsoka Tano, is that it is a Togruta, one of the many, many fascinating species in the universe of Star Wars and one that not many fans know much about, mainly because its history is not touched much due to the large number of races that exist in the great franchise.
The Togruta are often confused with Twi’leks, but they stand out on their own as a species with an interesting culture and many intriguing aspects. In this article we will do a little review of its history according to Screenrant, a story that has been explored in various products of Star Wars and of course, “The Mandalorian”.
DATA OF THE TOGRUTA, THE RACE OF AHSOKA TANO FROM “THE MANDALORIAN”
The galaxy in which it unfolds Star Wars It is vast, expansive, and largely unexplored on the mainstream side of the franchise when it comes to its true depths, with many planets many fans have no idea exist and a few well-known characters have called home.
One of those planets is Shili, a planet seen only once on screen in the universe of Star Wars, during the episode of Clone Wars “The Gathering”, Where viewers see a flashback of Plo Koon finding the young woman Ahsoka Tano on the planet located in the Expansion Region, being the homeworld of the Togruta.
However, although Togruta come from Shili, that is not the only planet they inhabit; as fans of The Clone Wars, the Togruta has colonized another planet, Kiros, with around 50,000 members of this race housed on the planet that has practically become their second home.
These settlers would eventually be subject to the cowardly movement of the Conde Dooku and the Separatists, who would enslave them to the slaveholders of Zygerrian. The planet itself is full of waterfalls, valleys and lush green grasslands, perfect for Togruta. who prefer to live in peaceful places full of life.
8. Natural habitat
So much Kiros What Shili they were great habitats for Togruta, and the species had a natural habitat suited to the conditions of the planets, that is, in their grasslands and mountains. The high heights, between mountains and cliffs, are the ideal place for Togruta. The settlers who were in Kiros they resided on a cliff, building their colony based on their own biology, in search of beauty in their new home.
7. Purpose of white pigmentation
Another reason why Togruta have a natural habitat such as the one that exists is related to their white facial pigmentation, famous in people like Ahsoka Y Shaak Ti, that helps protect them. Among the grasslands and habitats that Togruta They take home, the white pigmentation of their faces allows them to camouflage themselves, hiding from the predators of the native planet.
6. Different from Twi’Leks
At first glance, many fans will assume that Togrutas Y Twi’leks they are the same, or at least they are related to each other. And while the latter may be true in each of their biological stories, they are not the same, at all, confusing people primarily because of their lekku.
The lekku are the head tails seen in both species, as well as those of Ozrelanso. The twi’lek they had two lekku, occasionally four, while those of Togruta They had three, two that fell on his chest and a larger one on the back of his head grew naturally.
It is easy to guess from looking at the Togruta that the horn-shaped appendages that protrude above the head of them are simply more than lekku, and they are simply a biological difference of the Twi’lek; however, they are much more unique.
These are montrals, hollow horns that were actually a extrasensory organ of the Togruta. Montrals allowed them to feel the physical movement around them, up to a range of about 25 meters, helping to protect them against predators. These montrales were the inspiration for the architecture of the colony of Kiros.
4. Akul’s teeth
The headdresses with teeth Shark they were an aspect of culture Togruta in the timeline of “Legends”, but the headdress exists within the on-screen canon, and they can be assumed to be the same until a piece of the canon says otherwise. In “Legends“, the Shark was a native predator of Shili, known as the only creature feared by the Togruta. Any Togruta to kill a Shark wore a headdress of teeth Akul, and this type of headdress wears it Shaak Ti in the prequel trilogy and “Clone Wars”.
3. Facial markings and the Montrals that grow and change
It is quite obvious that the lekku in the Togruta grows over time, Ahsoka shows it very clearly through “The Clone Wars”, But it is not the only key aspect of the biology of Togruta that alters with time. Like the lekku, their montrales they grow over time. However, perhaps the most interesting thing is that the facial markings of the Togruta They can also change as the years go by.
2. Marg Sabl
The marg sabl is a togrutana flower that, every morning, opens its petals in the form of rays of the sun; However, later it became much more thanks to Ahsoka Tano. What Commander Jedi on the Clone War, Ahsoka created a tactical maneuver called marg sabl, derived from the flower.
The maneuver causes warships to move their hangar away from enemy ships to allow starfighters to be unseen unseen to prepare for an attack. Own Thrawn he would later adopt the movement, becoming one of the most famous.
1. Silka accounts
The Togruta are a predominantly hairless species, having none on their heads due to their lekku Y montrals aforementioned. This is not of particular importance in most cases, but creates something of interest to those of the species that become Jedi.
The Jedi Padawan hair is braided to show its range within the Jedi Order, and since they have no hair, Togruta it could not necessarily do this. Instead, Togruta had what was called silka beads. These beads took the place of the hair braid and can be seen at Ahsoka during the Clone Wars, and are also handled by other hairless species such as Twi’leks.